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Leadership, workforce development and skills in the arts, creative and cultural sector: Evidence Review

Arts Council England commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake an assessment of leadership, skills, and workforce diversity and development in the arts, creative and cultural sector.   The key questions that the review seeks to answer are:
  1. How has the sector progressed with regard to leadership, workforce development, workforce diversity and skill levels since 2010?
  2. How does this progress compare to other sectors in the economy?
  3. What new and innovative models of workforce development are other sectors adopting, on an international level, to ensure their workforces are prepared for the challenges of an increasingly global economy?
  4. What challenges will the arts, creative and cultural...


    Date Published: 25th September 2018
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Ways you can show good progress and improve your accreditation framework

If you would like to find out ways to improve your progress data and how you can develop your accreditation programme, then read further.   I have worked at St. John’s School for 13 years teaching PE and part of the middle management team. I have now progressed into the role of Deputy Head Teacher, since September 2018. St. John’s is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) residential school with children / young adults that have range of challenging behaviours and learning difficulties. The two main areas I wanted to improve were progress data and the qualifications framework as it was an...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Character and Resilience and the Outdoors

Over the last 7 years there has been a growing case made for developing non-cognitive skills in young people as well as the more easily identified and measurable cognitive skills. In developing the whole child both sets of skills should be the focus for child development, the two skill sets are inextricably linked.   This report from Martin Smith and Outdoor Citizens explores character and resilience in the context of outdoor education and looks at what this means for employability and social mobility. It highlights that the evidence shows that the outdoors, adventure and challenge activities have a real impact on...


Date Published: 17th July 2019
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An Intergenerational Audit for the UK: 2019

Intergenerational issues are on the political, policy and research agenda in Britain in 2019, and their salience is rising. The Intergenerational Commission, hosted by the Resolution Foundation during 2016-18, was one element of a growing focus on the experiences of different cohorts compared to predecessors at the same age.   While large majorities across age groups in Britain believe that each successive generation should have a better life than the one before, pessimists about the prospects of today’s younger generation outnumber optimists by two-to-one. A body of analysis showed that in a range of areas related to economic living standards, this...


Date Published: 20th June 2019
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What Is Resilience Anyway? A Review

The Arts Council commissioned Golant Media to carry out research seeking answers to three questions:
  • How is resilience currently understood in the arts and culture sector?
  • Are organisations becoming more resilient and, if so, how are they doing this?​
  • What opportunities might there be to develop the sector’s resilience in the future?​
  The report is the result of the research which used a number of approaches including a literature review, extensive quantitative and qualitative surveys, a number of workshops and one to one interviews with experts, academics and practitioners.


Date Published: 25th September 2018
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